Employment Opportunities

The Center for Oral Health (COH) is a nonprofit, California-based organization dedicated to promoting public oral health, with a focus on children and vulnerable populations. COH collaborates with national, state, and local partners to develop innovative community-based strategies for improving the oral health.

COH is an equal opportunity employer committed to staff diversity.

Current Job Openings:

  

  

Dentist - Big Bear, CA

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Job Title:         Dentist

Reports To:      Executive Director

Effective Date:  March 1st 2017

Position Status: Full-Time

Pay Range:       DOE

Location:          Big Bear, CA

To Apply:          Email Resume and Cover Letter to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

 

Position Description

 

Position Summary

We are looking for a Full-Time general dentist to join Center for Oral Health. Our long-standing organization thrives on providing excellent customer service and care to our wonderful patient base. We offer state of the art services and are looking for the right professional to join our non-profit. Great opportunity for the right candidate to join a unique working and learning environment.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

•Provide the community with General Dentistry services 

•Demonstrate clinical excellence by ensuring that every patient receives a comprehensive diagnosis and treatment plan 

•Provide clinical support and leadership in the practice 

•Work with and communicate with Specialists by referring to Endodontists, Oral Maxillofacial Surgeons, Orthodontists, Pediatric Dentists, and Periodontists for patient's needs

Other duties may be assigned. The duties listed here are typical examples of the work performed; not all duties assigned are included, nor is it expected that all similar positions will be assigned every duty.

 

Qualifications

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • DDS/DMD degree from an accredited University
  • Active State Dental Board license
  • Current Malpractice Insurance
  • A determination to achieve financial success 
  • Seeking experienced dentists for this opportunity

 

Other Skills & Qualifications

Must have excellent organizational and interpersonal skills in order to manage the diverse tasks and interact with the varied constituencies involved in the programs

 

Language Skills

Bilingual skills in Spanish (English-Spanish) are strongly preferred Ability to write reports and business correspondence. Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from groups of managers, clients, customers, and the general public.

Computer Skills

Basic computer skills in Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook and Access) for email, data access, budgeting, reporting, and navigation of COH’s computer systems.

Certificates, Licenses and Registrations

Current DDS/DMD degree from an accredited University, license to practice in California. License must be in good standing with the Dental Board of California.

Valid California Driver License and Automobile Liability Insurance.

Other Requirements

Must complete and submit documentation of the DOJ Live Scan process (Department of Justice) to obtain clearance to work in the County of Los Angeles.

TB Screening: upon hire and periodically thereafter. TB clearance is a strict requirement for this position.

Travel Requirements

Must have reliable transportation and be available to travel to various locations where project is implemented. Travel may be required on a local, regional, or national level for program implementation, program activities or attend conferences related to the programs.

Physical Demands

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

 

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to sit, use hands, and to talk or hear. The employee is regularly required to walk, and reach with hands and arms. The employee is occasionally required to stoop. The employee must frequently lift and/or move up to 50 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision due to see the intricacies of the dental equipment. Prolonged sitting or standing may be required. Those physical movements and the degree of mobility normally associated with the practice of primary care dentistry will be performed on a repetitive basis. The ability to distinguish letters and symbols, as well as the ability to utilize telephones, computer terminals, and copiers is required.

 

Work Environment

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. 

 

Work under stressful conditions as well as irregular hours may be required. Exposure to communicable diseases, body fluids, toxic substances, medicinal preparations, radiation and other conditions common to a clinical environment may routinely be encountered.

 

To Apply:

To be considered for this position, applicants must attach a resume and cover letter.

Please forward all to:

Andrea Sequeira

Center for Oral Health

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Dental Administrative Assistant - Big Bear, CA

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Job Title:         Dental Administrative Assistant

Reports To:      Program Manager

Effective Date:  July 26th, 2017

Position Status: Full-Time

Pay Range:       DOE

Location:          Big Bear, CA

To Apply:          Email Resume and Cover Letter to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

 

Position Description

 

Position Summary

Under the supervision of the Center for Oral Health Program Manager, the Dental Administrative Assistant is responsible for attending to patients on the phone and in person. Co-ordinate and organize appointments and administration to facilitate the efficient running of the dental office and performs related duties within the prescribed Scope of Practice.

Specific responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Greet patients
  • Register new patients according to established office protocols
  • Assist patients to complete all necessary forms and documentation
  • Verify and update patient information
  • Inform patients of dental office procedures and policy
  • Move patients through appointments as scheduled
  • Enter all relevant patient information into data system
  • Maintain and manage patient records in compliance with privacy and security regulations
  • Answer and manage incoming calls
  • Respond and comply to requests for information
  • Schedule patient appointments
  • Confirm upcoming appointments and recalls according to office protocol
  • Check daily appointment schedule
  • Arrange patient charts for next day appointments
  • Fill in cancellations and no-shows
  • Organize referrals to other medical specialists
  • Dispatch lab work appropriately
  • Inform patients of financial treatment plan options
  • Prepare claim forms for dental insurance
  • Arrange supporting documents for insurance claims
  • Sort and distribute incoming and outgoing post
  • Update patient education materials
  • Maintain a professional reception area
  • Safeguard patient privacy and confidentiality

 

Qualifications

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

    1. General education degree or high school diploma
    2. Knowledge of dental terminology, procedures and diagnosis
    3. Knowledge of computer and relevant software applications
    4. Knowledge of general administrative and clerical procedures
    5. Working knowledge of dental insurance
    6. Bilingual in English and Spanish

 

Other Skills & Qualifications

Must have excellent organizational and interpersonal skills in order to manage the diverse tasks and interact with the varied constituencies involved in the programs

 

 

Computer Skills

Basic computer skills in Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook and Access) for email, data access, budgeting, reporting, and navigation of COH’s computer systems.

Certificates, Licenses and Registrations

Valid California Driver License and Automobile Liability Insurance. BLS CPR card

Other Requirements

Must complete and submit documentation of the DOJ Live Scan process (Department of Justice) to obtain clearance to work in the County of Los Angeles.

TB Screening: upon hire and periodically thereafter. TB clearance is a strict requirement for this position.

Travel Requirements

Must have reliable transportation and be available to travel to various locations where project is implemented. Travel may be required on a local, regional, or national level for program implementation, program activities or attend conferences related to the programs.

Physical Demands

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

 

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to sit, use hands, and to talk or hear. The employee is regularly required to walk, and reach with hands and arms. The employee is occasionally required to stoop. The employee must frequently lift and/or move up to 50 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision due to see the intricacies of the dental equipment. Prolonged sitting or standing may be required. Those physical movements and the degree of mobility normally associated with the practice of primary care dentistry will be performed on a repetitive basis. The ability to distinguish letters and symbols, as well as the ability to utilize telephones, computer terminals, and copiers is required.

 

Work Environment

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. 

 

Work under stressful conditions as well as irregular hours may be required. Exposure to communicable diseases, body fluids, toxic substances, medicinal preparations, radiation and other conditions common to a clinical environment may routinely be encountered.

 

To Apply:

To be considered for this position, applicants must attach a resume and cover letter.

Please forward all to:

Andrea Sequeira

Center for Oral Health

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Registered Dental Assistant (RDA) - Los Angeles, CA

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Job Title:         RDA

Reports To:      Program Manager

Effective Date:  March 15th, 2017

Position Status: Part-Time (up to 24 hours/week)

Pay Range:       DOE

Location:          East Los Angeles, CA

To Apply:          Email Resume and Cover Letter to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

 

Position Description

 

Position Summary

Provide dental assistance services for Center for Oral Health's clinical programs. The RDA is the liaison between the dentist and the patient. He/she will maintain communication with the dentist, patient, and the front office staff to ensure that all patients receive a positive experience.

The RDA will work closely with the Program Manager and is responsible for assisting dentists on and as needed/assigned basis. This may include helping with clinical duties allowed by law in the provision of services in community- and school-based programs, Head Start, WIC and Regional Center locations.

He or she may provide assistance with content, products, coding and billing.

 

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

Program Implementation: Responsible for the successful implementation of COH programs. Ensure program goals are met. Ensures lessons learned are documented. Assist with data collection for billing, evaluation and reporting purposes. Work closely with the Program Manager and provides technical assistance with content, products, coding and billing. Work closely with Program Manager to assist in the coordination and management of data collection activities. Develop and maintain a system for ongoing data collection and monitoring. Assist the organization in developing relationships with external stakeholders. Inform program design and assist with needs assessment. Ensure that the program team and other external stakeholders receive information in a timely manner. May represent the organization in meetings. 

Clinical: Provide dental assistance under the direction of the Program Manager and/or the Project Director and/or assigned responsible dentist. Complete referrals, data collections instruments and other records or paper works as shall be required from time to time by COH. Educate individuals in the nature of oral health related conditions and in the general promotion of oral health and prevention of dental disease. Responsible for personal as well as organizational full compliance with all applicable federal, state, local and center rules, regulations, protocols and procedures governing the practice of dental assistance relating to, but no limited to, work place safety, public health and confidentiality. 

Other duties may be assigned. The duties listed here are typical examples of the work performed; not all duties assigned are included, nor is it expected that all similar positions will be assigned every duty.

 

Qualifications

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Education & Training: Completion of accredited training program of rDental Assistants.
  • Experience: A minimum of two (2) years of previous experience with similar community-based project is required, previous experience in working with billing software.

 

Other Skills & Qualifications

 

Language Skills

Bilingual skills in Spanish (English-Spanish) are strongly preferred Ability to write reports and business correspondence. Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from groups of managers, clients, customers, and the general public.

Computer Skills

Basic computer skills in Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook and Access) for email, data access, budgeting, reporting, and navigation of COH’s computer systems.

Certificates, Licenses and Registrations

Unrestricted license to practice as an RDA in the State of California.

Valid California Driver License and Automobile Liability Insurance.

Other Requirements

Must complete and submit documentation of the DOJ Live Scan process (Department of Justice) to obtain clearance to work in the County of Los Angeles.

TB Screening: upon hire and periodically thereafter. TB clearance is a strict requirement for this position.

Travel Requirements

Must have reliable transportation and be available to travel to various locations where project is implemented. Travel may be required on a local level.

Physical Demands

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

 

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to sit, use hands, and to talk or hear. The employee is regularly required to walk, and reach with hands and arms. The employee is occasionally required to stoop. The employee must frequently lift and/or move up to 50 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision due to see the intricacies of the dental equipment. Prolonged sitting or standing may be required. Those physical movements and the degree of mobility normally associated with the practice of primary care dentistry will be performed on a repetitive basis. The ability to distinguish letters and symbols, as well as the ability to utilize telephones, computer terminals, and copiers is required.

 

Work Environment

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. 

 

Work under stressful conditions as well as irregular hours may be required. Exposure to communicable diseases, body fluids, toxic substances, medicinal preparations, radiation and other conditions common to a clinical environment may routinely be encountered.

 

To Apply:

To be considered for this position, applicants must attach a resume and cover letter.

Please forward all to:

 

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Registered Dental Hygienist/RDHAP - East Los Angeles, CA

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Job Title:         RDH or RDHAP

Reports To:      Program Manager

Effective Date:  April 7th, 2017

Position Status: Per-Diem

Location:        East Los Angeles, CA

To Apply:          Email Resume and Cover Letter to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

 

Position Description

 

Position Summary

Under the supervision of the Center for Oral Health Program Manager, the Registered Dental Hygienist (RDH) or (RDHAP) is responsible for the oral assessment of dental patients, explains and interprets oral hygiene methods, applies preventive agents to clients, assists in planning, implementation and evaluation of dental health projects and performs related duties within the prescribed Scope of Practice.

 

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

Clinical

- Perform preventive and therapeutic dental hygiene services including pit and fissure sealants and fluoride treatments along with interim therapeutic restoration (ITR) and polishing of teeth

- Perform all Dental Hygiene Committee of California (DHCC) approved RDHAP/RDH duties as needed

- Assist with obtaining informed consent, make arrangements to provide services and provide those services through a collaborative oral health system

- Explanation and instruction in homecare procedures, tooth brushing, flossing and oral hygiene aids

- Explain fluoridation and its use through water, supplements, and mouth rinses

- Explanation of disease and caries process. Dietary and nutritional and tobacco counseling

- Explanation and instruction of fluoride and its proper usage for prevention education for patient topical application, homecare rinses and supplements

- Collect paper or electronic dental records (without a dentist supervision) including digital radiographs, photographs and charting of dental findings for the purpose of obtaining diagnostic data for the dentist to diagnose and treatment plan

- Collaborate with a dentist who will determine a plan for dental care for each patient

- Works in conjunction with dental team to coordinate and carry out treatment plan for patients and perform caries risk assessments

- Assist with Scheduling, Patient Conflicts, and Referrals

- Assist with Marketing Program/Community Outreach 

Other duties may be assigned. The duties listed here are typical examples of the work performed; not all duties assigned are included, nor is it expected that all similar positions will be assigned every duty.

 

Qualifications

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Education & Training: Completion of accredited training program for Dental Assistants..
  • Experience: A minimum of two (2) years of previous experience with similar community-based project is required. Previous experience in working with billing software.

 

Other Skills & Qualifications

 

Language Skills

Bilingual skills in Spanish (English-Spanish) are strongly preferred.

Ability to write reports and business correspondence. Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from groups of managers, clients, customers, and the general public.

Computer Skills

Basic computer skills in Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook and Access) for email, data access, budgeting, reporting, and navigation of COH’s computer systems.

Certificates, Licenses and Registrations

Unrestricted license to practice as RDA in the State of California.

Valid CA Driver's License and Automobile Liability Insurance.

Other Requirements

Must complete and submit documentation of the DOJ Live Scan process (Department of Justice) to obtain clearance to work in the County of Los Angeles. TB Screening: upon hire and periodically thereafter. TB clearance is a strict requirement for this position.

Travel Requirements

Must have reliable transportation and be available to travel to various locations where project is implemented.

Physical Demands

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

 

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to sit, use hands, and to talk or hear. The employee is regularly required to walk, and reach with hands and arms. The employee is occasionally required to stoop. The employee must frequently lift and/or move up to 50 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision due to see the intricacies of the dental equipment. Prolonged sitting or standing may be required. Those physical movements and the degree of mobility normally associated with the practice of primary care dentistry will be performed on a repetitive basis. The ability to distinguish letters and symbols, as well as the ability to utilize telephones, computer terminals, and copiers is required.

 

Work Environment

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. 

 

Work under stressful conditions as well as irregular hours may be required. Exposure to communicable diseases, body fluids, toxic substances, medicinal preparations, radiation and other conditions common to a clinical environment may routinely be encountered.

 

To Apply:

To be considered for this position, applicants must attach a resume and cover letter.

Please forward all to:

 

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Community Representative - Los Angeles, CA

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Job Title:         Community Representative

Reports To:      Program Manager

Effective Date:  July 2017

Position Status: Part Time

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Los Angeles Unified School District - Human Resources Division

Class Description: Community Representative (Classes A, C, D, and E)

(Unclassified)

 

 

Position Description

 

Job Purpose

In accordance with Education Code Section 45258, serves in an unclassified position as an adviser or consultant to the District; participates in such capacities in experimental, developmental, implement, or evaluative efforts to maximize local educational activities in relation to local community needs.

 

Reports to:

Receives administrative direction from a certified employee.

 

Subordinates:

Supervision is not typically exercised by Community Representatives A, C, and D.  Community Representative E may provide supervision over a group working on an assigned project. 

Essential Functions: 

 

1. Assists in identification and resolution of school-community problems. 

2. Participates in or leads discussions or workshops. 

3. Assists parents with communication to teachers and other school personnel. 

4. Interprets to individuals or groups the community attitudes, needs, and desires as they relate to the local educational process. 

5. Incorporates community attitudes and ideas into suggestions and proposals regarding the most effective utilization of facilities, methods, and materials to meet local educational needs. 

6. Collaborates with other school personnel to coordinate services for parents and provide additional resources. 

7. Participates with committees as members or advisers in matters concerning school programs and the community. 

8. Participates in meetings and individual discussions with pupils, parents, community, and ethnic organizations regarding District policies and school programs. 

9. Maintains the learning and instructional environment of the Parent/Family Center. 

10. Attends professional development and training offered by the Local District Parent and Community Engagement (PACE) Team. 

11. Writes or speaks on school-community relations matters. 

12. Performs related duties as assigned. 

 

Distinguishing Characteristicst:

 

Community Representative A (8100) identifies the lowest level of responsibility within the Community Representative series. Primarily, services are limited to advice or interpretation involving school or classroom relationships. (school-based assignment) 

Community Representative C (8102) identifies the third highest level of responsibility within the Community Representative series. Primarily, services involve participation as a neighborhood resource adviser to principals, teachers, parents, or program personnel concerned with school-community relations. (school-based assignment) 

Community Representative D (8103) identifies the next-to-highest level of responsibility within the Community Representative series. Primarily, services involve participation by the individual in a group effort relative to school-community matters. (District and local district/division assignment; not a school-based assignment) 

Community Representative E (8104) identifies the highest level of responsibility within the Community Representative series. Primarily, services involve direction by the individual of a group effort relative to school-community matters. (District and local district/division assignment; not a school-based assignment) 

 

Qualifications

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and Personal Characteristics 

    1. Understanding of the attitudes, desires, and needs of the locality to which assigned. 

    2. Interest in the total educational process including curriculum, student health and safety, District policies, and social, ethnic, and economic aspects. 

    3. Ability to speak and write the English language and the predominant language spoken by the community. 

    4. Utilizes knowledge of technology skills and Microsoft Office Programs. 

    5. Appropriate appearance and cleanliness. 

    6. Appropriate manner including poise, tact, good judgment, and ability to work effectively with District personnel, community representatives, and students. 

     

 

Other Skills & Qualifications

 

Language Skills

Bilingual skills in Spanish (English-Spanish).

Computer Skills

Basic computer skills in Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook and Access) for email, data access, budgeting, reporting, and navigation of COH’s computer systems.

Certificates, Licenses and Registrations

Valid California Driver License and Automobile Liability Insurance.

Other Requirements

Residency in the locality to which assigned. 

NOTE: Refer to Policy Guide E3 for selection and assignment limitations for Community Representatives.

Travel Requirements

Must have reliable transportation and be available to travel to various locations where project is implemented.

Physical Demands

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

 

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to sit, use hands, and to talk or hear. The employee is regularly required to walk, and reach with hands and arms. The employee is occasionally required to stoop. The employee must frequently lift and/or move up to 50 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision due to see the intricacies of the dental equipment. Prolonged sitting or standing may be required. Those physical movements and the degree of mobility normally associated with the practice of primary care dentistry will be performed on a repetitive basis. The ability to distinguish letters and symbols, as well as the ability to utilize telephones, computer terminals, and copiers is required.

 

Work Environment

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. 

 

Work under stressful conditions as well as irregular hours may be required. Exposure to communicable diseases, body fluids, toxic substances, medicinal preparations, radiation and other conditions common to a clinical environment may routinely be encountered.

 

To Apply:

To be considered for this position, applicants must attach a resume and cover letter.

Please forward all to:

 

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Center for Oral Health